3 years ago

What is Decidable about Perfect Timed Channels?.

Mohamed Faouzi Atig, Parosh Aziz Abdulla, S. Krishna

In this paper, we introduce the model of communicating timed automata (CTA) that extends the classical models of finite-state processes communicating through FIFO perfect channels and timed automata, in the sense that the finite-state processes are replaced by timed automata, and messages inside the perfect channels are equipped with clocks representing their ages. In addition to the standard operations of timed automaton, each automaton can either (1) append a message to the tail of a channel with an initial age or (2) receive the message at the head of a channel if it is age satisfies a set of given constraints. In this paper, we show that the reachability problem is undecidable even in the case of two timed automata connected by one unidirectional timed channel if one allows global clocks (that the two automata can check and manipulate). We prove that this undecidability still holds even for an CTA consisting of three timed automata and two unidirectional timed channels (and without any global clock). However, the reachability problem becomes decidable in the case of two automata linked with one unidirectional timed channel and with no global clock. Finally, we consider the bounded-context case, where in each context only one timed automaton is allowed to receive messages from one channel while being able to send messages to all the other timed channels. In this case we show that the reachability problem is decidable.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05063

DOI: arXiv:1708.05063v2

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